Sinop Nuclear Power Plant
|Sinop Nuclear Power Plant|
|Official name||Sinop Nükleer Güç Santrali A.Ş.|
|Commission date||2023 (scheduled)|
|Construction cost||US$22 billion|
|Nuclear power station|
|Reactor type||Atmea I Generation III Pressurised Water Reactor (PWR)|
|Units planned||4 x 1,100 MWe|
|Nameplate capacity||4,400 MW|
The deal for the project on a build-operate-transfer (BOT) basis was signed between Turkish Prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe on May 3, 2013. The US$22 billion project will be carried out by Atmea, a joint venture consortium of Japanese Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and French Areva. Turkey, being geographically on a highly active earthquake-prone zone, relies on top-level safety know-how and experience of Japanese experts against earthquakes.
Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Itochu will build the power plant, which will have a capacity of around 4,400 MWe. Four generation III pressurized water reactors (PWR) of type Atmea I developed by Atmea will be installed in the nuclear plant.
French electric utility company GDF Suez will be in charge of the operation of the nuclear plant. It is intended that Turkish Electricity Generation Corporation (EÜAŞ) will have 20-45% shares in the nuclear plant.
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